Darwin C. Kirkland, 97 of Clymer, PA., passed away at his home on Saturday, August 21, 2021.
He was the son of Earl and Iva (Edwards) Kirkland, born November 19, 1923 in Indiana, PA.
Darwin was the oldest member of the Dixonville Wesleyan Church in Dixonville, PA. He graduated from Marion Center High School in 1943. Darwin came to the dairy farm at the age of 17 and has worked and operated the farm until his passing. He helped his brother Richard build some of the family houses over the years and was always willing to help out a neighbor. Darwin was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his four children, Thomas Kirkland, Sr. and wife Vivian of Clymer, Janet Greene and husband Duane of Clymer, Nancy Smith and husband Larry of Mahaffey, and Esther Craft and husband Paul of Clymer, six grandchildren and their families, Tina Pugh and husband Tom and their children, Malachi, Josiah, and Abigail, Stacey Briggs and husband David, Thomas C. Kirkland, Jr., and wife Jill and their children, Kaitlynn, Rebecca, Casey, Reegan, Noah, Kendra and Ben, Greg Greene and wife Koren and their children, Landon, Melia and Karley, Brenda Bennett and husband Jason and their children, Isaak, Zander and Kennedy and Angela Wood and husband Dean and their children, Owen, Porter and Riley, one brother, Dale Kirkland and wife Aletha of Indiana and many nieces and nephews.
Darwin was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Marie M. (Long) Kirkland on December 22, 2014, one great-granddaughter, Hannah Marie Bennett, two brothers, Lloyd and wife Marian and Richard and wife Arla Kirkland.
A special thank you to AseraCare/Amedysis Hospice nurses and CNA’s for all their love and excellent care.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 3 to 8 pm at the McCabe~Roof Funeral Home, 565 Franklin St., Clymer. Additional visitation will be on Thursday, at the Dixonville Wesleyan Church, Dixonville from 10 am to 11 am with Darwin’s service following at 11 am with Pastor, Paul Wallace Jr., as celebrant. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana.
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